Staff & Teachers

We are very selective when hiring staff members.  The majority of our staff have experienced some form of college-level dance, cheer or tumbling instruction. We rarely allow teenagers to teach our classes unless they are subbing or assisting. Our goal is for your student to experience a positive, yet challenging, movement education.


Our Staff

  • Nicole Curran – Children’s Dance, Jazz & Tumbling, Dance Co. Instructor (since 2003)
  • Chelsea Bonney – Cheer, Tumbling Coach (since 2018)
  • Shannon Watson – Senior Dance Company, Ballet and Jazz (since 2017)
  • Karalee Nixon – Tap, tumbling and Dance Company (since 2017)
  • McKenzie Knight – Cheer and tumbling coach (since 2018)
  • Aubrey Harames – Owner, dance and tumbling Instructor (since 2013)
  • M’Lee Petersen – tumbling, cheer (since 2020)
  • Breianne Dillon – hip hop, jazz, tumbling (since 2020)
  • Ella Curran – cheer, tumbling (since 2019)

If you ever have a concern or questions, please contact us so we can help you.

About the Owner

Aubrey Harames owned Clearfield’s, The Movement Academy (Dance Studio) from January 2009 until she acquired Syracuse Dance Academy in August of 2013. She has experienced many aspects of dance including studio life as a child, drill team in high school, the academic study of dance at Weber State University, teaching dance at various Utah studios, working with junior high and high school dance companies and then finally owning a studio of her own. She is excited about what she has to offer the current and future students of Syracuse Dance Academy.